Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:32 am EST on Thursday 30 September 2021 Flood Watch Number: 2

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE IN THE BELUBULA, TUMUT, MURRUMBIDGEE AND UPPER MURRAY RIVERS FROM LATE THURSDAY

Moderate to heavy rainfall associated with a low pressure system has potential to cause minor flooding in the Central West and South West River catchments along the Belubula, Tumut and Murrumbidgee Rivers from Thursday. Minor flooding is also possible in the Upper Murray River.

Showers and storms are expected in NSW for the remainder of the week.

The Bureau is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue further catchment specific warnings if and when required.

A flood watch for the Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers is current in Victoria, see www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/ for further details.

Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Belubula River minor flooding

Tumut River minor flooding

Murrumbidgee River to Wagga Wagga minor flooding

Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers minor flooding

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchment: Orange, Molong and Bell River.

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service.
Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately


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